PT Telekomunikasi (Telkom) is Indonesia’s fixed-line incumbent. Its shares are traded on the Jakarta, Surabaya, London and New York Stock Exchanges. The Indonesian government holds a majority stake. Telkom owns and operates Indonesia’s PSTN and has a CDMA-based limited mobility fixed wireless network in most cities. In 2002, the government granted IDD incumbent, Indosat, a licence to provide local fixed-line services, breaking Telkom’s monopoly. In May 2004, Telkom received a licence to provide IDD services. Telkom provides mobile services through Telkomsel, owned 65% by Telkom and 35% by SingTel, the largest provider of GSM services in Indonesia, with over 50% market share.
Paul, May I congratulate you on a very successful and enjoyable afternoon with the Minister. In providing the roundtable discussions between government and industry, it highlighted the strong interest by stakeholders in Broadband and its implementation but it also presented us with other issues and opportunities that we need to address.